A Force for Good

Lawyers for Civil Rights works with communities of color and immigrants to fight discrimination and foster equity through creative and courageous legal advocacy, education, and economic empowerment. In partnership with law firms and community allies, we provide free, life-changing legal support to individuals, families, and small businesses. We focus on impact areas that represent the front lines in today’s battle for equality and justice. LCR is headquartered in Boston. We represent clients across Massachusetts and surrounding communities—and the impact of our life-changing work ripples across the country.

In addition to our expert staff, we mobilize hundreds of outstanding attorneys from leading law firms to tackle groundbreaking cases on a pro bono basis. This model creates a force multiplier effect: contributions to LCR result in exponentially greater impact thanks to the thousands of hours donated by our network of valued partners and supporters.

In 2024, MacKenzie Scott announced a $2 million gift to LCR. In a pool of 6,353 applicants across the country, as judged by peer and external evaluators, LCR was among the highest-ranking organizations nationally. Click here to learn more about this transformative gift.

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Our History

As discrimination has evolved—from the lunch counter battles of the 1960s to today’s struggles against deeply entrenched inequality—we have consistently worked to redefine what it means to live and participate equally in our society regardless of race, national origin, or ZIP code.

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Lawyers for Civil Rights mobilizes the best legal minds in the country to address today’s most pressing civil rights issues. Our staff and leadership comprises top litigators, civil rights advocates, and influential members of the legal community.

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